Best Decking Lights

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Best Decking Lights: Illuminate Your Space

 

Garden decking is considerably enhanced when featuring installed lights. There is no written rule that you must install deck lights and it does not matter which type of decking you have. The right decking lights enhance any type of decking whether that’s wood, plastic, or composite board.

Integrating lighting into your garden decking is a very popular way of adding mood and ambience to your outdoor space. Decking lighting is the perfect and simple way to create the mood you want, whether that is eating outside, organising a BBQ, or just a quiet night in the garden for two!

When you have a nice soft glow along the edges of the boarding it creates a calmer atmosphere. You do not need a massive garden to appreciate this. A medium or small sized garden with some quantity of boarding and the right lighting, allows you to enjoy those lovely summer evenings relaxing in your garden as the sun drops below the horizon. So, garden size is unimportant.

'garden areas illuminated with decking lights makes them safer yet can also add value to the building'

Why install decking lights?

The other aspect of course is safety. You might live in an area with little or poor street lighting so the rear of the house can get pretty pitch black. New build properties tend to have more rear lighting these days, but older buildings do not. Older houses and properties in more rural areas will have less rear lighting too. Maintaining your rear and garden areas illuminated with decking lights makes them safer yet can also add value to the building if you ever plan to sell up in the future.

Most of our deck lights come in multi-packs. You can purchase packs of six, ten, or twenty. All our deck lights are IP rated to conform with international standards. If you missed our blog guide about IP ratings you can see the blog post which explains the International Protection Markings. Don’t worry, it’s not confusing!

Each of our decking lights have their own IP rating, so are suitable for use outdoors and indoors. The various IP ratings include IP54, and IP67.

Recessed Lights

Recessed lights are the most widely used type of decking lights. These are quite straightforward to install – a hole is cut into the deck and the light is slid into the hole. The lights can sit horizontally on decking or vertically into the riser on a stairwell. The cables go under the deck and into a main power. A popular choice at the moment are the LED Colour Changing Decking Lights and the Warm White LED Lights or the brushed metallic Sussex Walk-Over Decking Light.

Wooden decking and a small flight of outsider stairs with white recessed decking lights in a rustic style of boardingWooden decking and a small flight of outsider stairs with white recessed decking lights in a rustic style of boarding

'The lights can sit horizontally on decking or vertically into the riser on a stairwell.'

Wall Lights

Another good option is to add a lantern or an up and down light to the rear of your home. They can be connected to the existing electrical supply. One of the main reasons why people choose these lights is because they can be directed to illuminate your decking area. This creates more atmosphere. Some of these lights are available in Black and Chrome, whilst others cater to more modern tastes, such as Ryston or the Morlock.

Another good option is to add a lantern or an up and down light outside the home. They can be connected to the existing electrical supply.Another good option is to add a lantern or an up and down light outside the home. They can be connected to the existing electrical supply.

Ground Spikes

Another way of creating an enhanced lit area is to use ground spike up-lighters for illuminating flower areas, shrubberies, trees, or main centre pieces around the decking. Look at the Berwick and this typical spike outdoor light.

Once this lockdown is over you will be able to organise a family get-together and enjoy some well-deserved garden time. As the days become longer and warmer throughout the summer months, it is no surprise people turn to home outdoor garden entertaining.

Black spike up-lighters for illuminating flower areas, shrubberies, trees, or main centre pieces.Black spike up-lighters for illuminating flower areas, shrubberies, trees, or main centre pieces.